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AIDS/LIFE CYCLE BICYCLE RIDE ON CENTRAL COAST NEXT WEEK
 
CENTRAL COAST – The AIDS/Life Cycle Bicycle Ride will move through Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties next week. The cyclists will use the state highway system during the daytime hours in the following locations:
On Sunday, June 5, the cyclists will leave San Francisco and ride south towards Santa Cruz County using portions of State Route 1 ending their day at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz County.

On Monday, June 6, the riders will leave Santa Cruz and use portions of southbound State Route 1 and US Highway 101 ending their day at San Lorenzo County Park in King City in Monterey County.

On Tuesday, June 7, the riders will leave King City and use a portion of southbound US Highway 101 before reaching the Paso Robles Fairgrounds in San Luis Obispo County.

On Wednesday, June 8, the cyclists will leave Paso Robles using Hwy. 46 West to Hwy. 1 south through Morro Bay and State Route 227 through Pismo Beach before reaching Preisker Park in Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County.

On Thursday, June 9, the cyclists will leave Santa Maria towards State Route 1 and continue south ending their day at River Park in Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.                                                                                                  

On Friday, June 10, the riders will leave Lompoc and use State Route 246, State Route 1 and US Highway 101 towards southern Santa Barbara County before ending their day at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura County.                                                             

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to maintain a safe environment for motorists, cyclists and support vehicles.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway construction zones.
 
For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_information.htm  
A link to the Aids/Life Cycle riders location by location listing is as follows:
http://www.aidslifecycle.org/life-on-the-event/route/

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HWY 1 open with delays 

we are back to one way traffic

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UPDATE #1Sigalert

Date/Time: 5-20-16 at 2:50 pm
Location: Southbound State Route 1 in Monterey County, approximately four miles south of Carmel Highlands at Granite Canyon Bridge (PM 66.66).
Description of Incident:

Big rig went over embankment last night. Southbound Highway 1 is under one-way reversing traffic control. Current traffic delays of 10-15 minutes. There will be about a 60-75-minute full highway closure between 4-6 pm to move the big rig off Highway 1. Motorists are advised avoid Highway 1 or to take alternate route until the big rig has been removed and road is safe to re-open. CHP and Caltrans working collaboratively.

 
Estimated Time of Opening
ETO approximately between 6 pm and 9 pm. 

 

FOR UPDATES, PLEASE CHECK:

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov <http://cad.chp.ca.gov>&nbsp;

Caltrans Quickmap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
FROM KSBW

“California Highway Patrol officer Oscar Loza said the driver, Robert William Lane, was under the influence of drugs when he crashed.”

http://www.ksbw.com/news/southbound-highway-one-closed-south-of-carmel-highlands/39646246

 

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CALTRANS

NEWS RELEASE

Today’s Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties                                                   

Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*Update #1*
SLIDE REPAIR PROJECT ALONG HIGHWAY 1 BETWEEN MOLERA ROAD AND THE MONTEREY/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY LINE CONTINUES
MONTEREY COUNTY – A lengthy, slide repair project along the Highway 1 coast between Molera Rd. and the Monterey/San Luis Obispo County continues, Caltrans officials announced today.

 

Roadwork will take place Monday through Friday and consist of one-way traffic control between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes. Electronic message signs will be posted alerting motorists of the work. Below is a tentative schedule for the next few weeks but dates and locations are subject to change, depending on the time required to complete each section.

 

May 23 – 6.8 to 4.6 (Radio Point)

May 24 – 4.6 to 2.23 (Salmon Creek)

May 25 – 2.23 to County Line

May 26 **– County Line to San Carpoforo, two days

 

**Lane closure restrictions for Memorial day so we will resume with slide removal in Big Sur on June 6 to finish up remaining work.

 

The purpose of this roadwork is to improve traveler safety by making highway repairs. Roadwork is being done by the Big Sur and Willow Springs Maintenance crews. This project is scheduled to be complete in June.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.
For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon.


Roadwork will take place Monday through Friday and consist of one-way traffic control between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes. Electronic message signs will be posted alerting motorists of the work. Below is a tentative schedule for the next few weeks but dates and locations are subject to change, depending on the time required to complete each section. 

May 23 – 6.8 to 4.6 (Radio Point)

May 24 – 4.6 to 2.23 (Salmon Creek)

May 25 – 2.23 to County Line

May 26 **– County Line to San Carpoforo, two days

 

**Lane closure restrictions for Memorial day so we will resume with slide removal in Big Sur on June 6 to finish up remaining work.

 

The purpose of this roadwork is to improve traveler safety by making highway repairs. Roadwork is being done by the Big Sur and Willow Springs Maintenance crews. This project is scheduled to be complete in June.
Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

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CALTRANS NEWS RELEASE

Sigalert

Date/Time: 5-20-16 at 9 am
Location: Southbound State Route 1 in Monterey County, approximately four miles south of Carmel Highlands at Granite Canyon Bridge (PM 66.66).
Description of Incident:

Big rig went over embankment last night. Southbound Highway 1 is closed at this location and one-way reversing traffic control is in effect. Long delays are anticipated. Motorists are advised to take alternate route. CHP and Caltrans working collaboratively.

 
Estimated Time of Opening

 

ETO approximately 1600 hours (4 pm). 

 

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov <http://cad.chp.ca.gov&gt;

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MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, May 15 through Saturday, May 21, 2016 – newest information is in red. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.
 
Highway 1 – Gorda to Ragged Point: Elephant Trunk Project
A major retaining wall construction project will result in one-way signalized traffic control, 24/7 between Gorda and Ragged Point.

Daytime roadwork only Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All local businesses along the coast will remain open during the roadwork. 

Motorists should expect daytime delays of approximately 10 minutes.

 
Highway 1 – Lucia: Cow Cliffs Viaduct Project
A ½-mile project to construct a viaduct will result in one-way signalized traffic control, 24/7, 18 miles south of Big Sur near Lucia from south of Big Creek Bridge to south of Dolan Creek Bridge.

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